04 Jun 2015 - 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM 528 Hennepin Ave, Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403Italy's regional richness and diversity continues to be showcased in our series "Taste the Regions". Each time, native experts introduce us to a different Italian region presenting its history, geography and culinary traditions in an informal and fun format. &n...

by Joy Summers   1) Khanh Tran is the pastry chef. The award-winning chef with the delicate hand and visually stunning desserts has left The Bachelor Farmer for this position. Her stunning panna cotta is destined to be the dessert of the summer.   2) You can order an entire pig. Every evening, the kitchen roasts a suckling pig, simply...

The Rochester Marriott and the Kahler Hospitality Groupare pleased to announce the Grand Opening of Salute wine bar and more as the newest addition to the portfolio of delicious downtown dining experiences.   Italian born Executive Chef Pasquale Presa, presents authentic dishes in a modern way, bringing the motto of vivi bene, mangia bene pe...

By Matthew Liedke   The end of the Beltrami County Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday served as the beginning of a yearlong celebration, honoring the county's sesquicentennial. During the meeting, Joe Vene, Chairman of the Board, gave a proclamation designating the year 2016 as the celebration of Beltrami County's 150th anniversary....

Cossetta's plans a 500-person event center in a next-door property in the latest expansion by the St Paul Italian restaurant. The Pioneer Press has the details on the plan, which will expand the restaurant's already-busy catering operation, Cossetta Eventi, currently housed in the building next to the restaurant on West Seventh Street.  ...

Festa Italiana MN 2014 will be held at Island Lake Park in Shoreview on August 1 – 3. Island Lake Park is located just north of St. Paul at I-694 and Victoria Street. Festa Italiana Minnesota (FIM) is a celebration of the state's Italian heritage.   Established in 2010, Festa Italiana MN began its endeavor to produce a festival celebrating t...

For thousands of years, peasants in Umbria and Tuscany cultivated fruit trees and family orchards. This way of life ended after the Second World War. The varieties in these regions were replaced, first, by generic fruit and, more recently, by fruit from other countries. Italian author and agronomist, Isabella Dalla Ragione will give a lecture at Mi...

Dear ICC members and non members, I am reaching out to you on behalf of the Board to thank you for your continued support, to share the latest news at the Italian Cultural Center, and to inform you on the outcome of our latest Board meeting.   ICC news· The Italian Film Festival closed a few weeks ago, and has been a great success thanks to...

by Nancy Ngo   Italian fare is back in Calhoun Square, in the spot once occupied by the long-running Figlio, which had most recently been an American restaurant and bar.   Parella, with white walls, cozy booths and an open kitchen, offers a contemporary dining space. Michael Larson of Digby's in Roseville brought in Todd Macdonald of...

by Mecca Bos   Minneapolis, can we not have nice things? It seems like the bombardment of too many Italian restaurants focusing on crudo means they are already starting to fall like a house of cards. One of our very favorites, Parella, recently lost Executive Chef Todd Macdonald (though he is remaining as silent partner).   He we...